Antique micro Mosaic Venetian glass Italian brooch with safety pin clasp
The detail in the small glass mosaic tiles are lovely. Millefiori glass style pieces are set into a floral repeating mandala like design. These brooches were popular in Italy where this piece was made. Stamped on the reverse Made In Italy. Though this is a popular style especially for tourists this one is antique. There are two ways in which we date this piece. The first is the size of the glass pieces. The small mosaic pieces and the more intricate the pattern points to an older collectable piece. The second it the use of the safety catch which is similar to a safety pin. This style was used between 1890 to about 1910. Fair wearable vintage condition with some normal aging to the brass for its 100 years. No missing tiles. Working clasp.
Brooch measures 1 and 3/16ths of an inch in diameter.